Kick-off: 2000, 25/10/2019
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
TV: Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League
Leicester began the season being widely tipped to challenge for a European place and it is so far so good for the Foxes ahead of their trip to Southampton.
Brendan Rodgers’ men remain in the top four after last weekend’s 2-1 win at home to Burnley and the clash at St Mary’s is another chance to highlight their quality.
Saints are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference and an away win at 23/20 appeals as our opening Southampton vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton at least stopped the rot last week when a 1-1 draw at Wolves ended a run of three straight defeats.
Danny Ings’ struck his fifth goal in four games but Raul Jimenez’s penalty denied them victory at Molineux.
Ralph Hasenhuttl was pleased with the reaction from his squad, saying: “You could feel it in the dressing room. Everyone knew it was time to show up.
“It was a step forward. We were more stabilised in this game, better organised with our shape. It absolutely helps morale. After the last three games, the situation is never easy.”
Southampton needed VAR to rule out Jimenez’s first-half strike, though, with Patrick Cutrone offside, while the former also had an earlier effort chalked off for handball.
It was a positive result for Saints and means seven of their eight points have come away from home this term.
Their home form remains a concern, having conceded 10 goals in four games, but they have at least found the net themselves in each of those fixtures.
With that in mind, an away win and goals at both ends stands out in the Southampton vs Leicester odds at 29/10.
Last Southampton line-up: Gunn, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Ings.
Saints remain without full-back Cedric Soares (calf) and winger Moussa Djenepo (hip).
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester have made a promising start to the campaign and currently look the team most likely to benefit if Tottenham or Manchester United slip out of the top six this season.
The only defeats have been narrow losses against Liverpool and United and there is a lot to like about the team that Brendan Rodgers has put together but the Foxes boss is not getting carried away.
“We are enjoying our development,” he said. “The players have been absolutely brilliant since I came in here and since the start of this season we’ve had a real focus on what it is we want to achieve.
“Let’s wait until we get through the season with 10 games to go and then see where we are. At this time it is just about improving and developing and working very hard – and the players are doing that.”
Three of their five league wins have been by a 2-1 scoreline and that was also the result in this fixture last season, so the last of our Southampton vs Leicester betting tips is another 2-1 win for the Foxes at 33/4.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Ndidi, Vardy, Perez.
Midfielder James Maddison will be fit to play at St Mary’s, giving Rodgers a full squad to choose from.
Wolves 1-1 SOUTHAMPTON – Danny Ings
LEICESTER 2-1 Burnley – Jamie Vardy, Youri Tielemans
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